Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])
Coronavirus cases in India hit the grim milestone of 1-lakh mark today as new infections continued to show a daily rise of about 5,000 cases for second day in a row. India reported 4,970 new cases over the past 24 hours, taking the total Covid-19 cases in the country to 101,139. Deaths rose by 134 to 3,163. Maharashtra in the worst affected state by COVID-19 pandemic in India, accounting for about one-third of the country’s total cases.
According to Ministry of Health’s figures, there are 58,802 active coronavirus cases in the country while 39,173 have recovered.
India death rate remains below that of other nations. Mortality rate for disease is 3%, compared with 6% for the United States where around 89,000 people have died, 14% for the United Kingdom and Italy, and 15% for France.